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Save our bonneville

If anyone can provide me with info I would greatly appreciate it. Here's what happened: My husband performed an oil change, lubed the throttle and clutch cables on our 2005 Bonneville. When he did the oil change he used car engine oil rather than an oil specially designed for motorcycles. On the second ride after the oil change the bike starting acting weird: backfiring, surging forward and then stalling continuously, but always restarting immediately. When this happened he contacted a triumph dealership and spoke with a mechanic there and was told that he shouldn't have used the car oil and to get it out. So he performed another oil change and filter change too. The bike backfired, surged and stalled for the first twenty minutes, but then all symptoms completely disappeared while riding for another two hours. We went to a family function, rode for another twenty five minutes without a problem. We went home and took the bike out an hour later for another ride and it was fine for the first ten minutes, but then the original symptoms reappeared as bad as ever. We rode it on two other occasions and it remained troublesome. We have since emptied the gas tank and cleaned the filter and checked out the carb which seems spotless. Any suggestions would be appreciated because I am insistent on keeping this bike, while my husband is not.

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Sounds like the throttle cables need to be looked over .( he get everything back to where it was before the lubing?)as one may be out of sync with the other. the oil change has NOTHING to do with the sputtering and surging ,stall .it would only apply if the clutch was slipping and that would make the bike rev with the car oil.

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